For those of you who are also suckers for a good baseball story involving fathers and sons, Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez has one that will warm your winter bones.
In a recent interview with Jim McCarthy, Jr. of Bleacher Report, the 26-year-old righthander related the tale of how much he enjoyed his first-trip to the All-Star Game — and how he made sure to thank his father for being there for him during every step of his career.
"The morning of the All-Star game there was a family brunch for the players and their families," Chris Perez said. "Before entering the brunch, they handed out All-Star rings. When I picked mine up, they asked me to try it on. (I already had planned to give the ring to my Dad, so I had told them to make the ring 5 sizes too big for me.) My Dad was right next to me and noticed how big it was on me. I tried to play it off, but he kept making a deal about it. So finally I just walked away.
"Flash forward to after the game, my family a...